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India falls 28 spots to 140th rank in WEF Gender Gap report; third-worst performer in South Asia
India

India falls 28 spots to 140th rank in WEF Gender Gap report; third-worst performer in South Asia

Bangladesh topped the list in South Asia at 65th rank, followed by Nepal (106), Sri Lanka (116), and Bhutan (130). India, however, fared better than Afghanistan and Pakistan

Despite paltry wages, women beedi rollers have few other job prospects, shows research; gender gap exacerbates matters
India

Despite paltry wages, women beedi rollers have few other job prospects, shows research; gender gap exacerbates matters

While most beedi workers have been pushed out of the formal economy, the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax also appears to have had a negative effect on them.

Gender gap in physics, engineering, computer science isn't about academic achievement: NYU study
World

Gender gap in physics, engineering, computer science isn't about academic achievement: NYU study

Men, even with low high-school GPAs in math, science and low SAT scores, were reaching for PECS and math-intensive majors.

India slips to 112th place on gender gap; in bottom-5 on health, economic fronts: Survey
Business

India slips to 112th place on gender gap; in bottom-5 on health, economic fronts: Survey

India has slipped four places to rank 112th globally in terms of gender gap amid widening disparity in terms of women's health and survival and economic participation -- the two areas where the country is now ranked in the bottom-five, an annual survey showed on Tuesday

Unsafe in border districts, sexually harassed and discriminated elsewhere, status of Indian women remain dismal, claims RSS report
India

Unsafe in border districts, sexually harassed and discriminated elsewhere, status of Indian women remain dismal, claims RSS report

According to a report on the status of Indian women, published by an NGO associated with the RSS, there’s a glaring disparity in wages between male and female workers in India with the unemployment rate higher among women between 18 and 30 years

IMF says 180 million jobs for women at high risk globally as automation takes over; urge leadership to bridge digital divide
Business

IMF says 180 million jobs for women at high risk globally as automation takes over; urge leadership to bridge digital divide

New technologies could further drive down demand and reduce relative wages for the routine tasks that women perform, lowering returns from labour market participation

Women in Science: Sandhya Vishweswariah talks about her research, the gender gap
Life

Women in Science: Sandhya Vishweswariah talks about her research, the gender gap

Sandhya Vishweswariah says that not much can be done about the gender gap unless leadership at institutes insists on ensuring equal representation of women | #FirstCulture

Gender vulnerability index points at high regional imbalances; Goa ranks top in security, Bihar worst overall
India

Gender vulnerability index points at high regional imbalances; Goa ranks top in security, Bihar worst overall

A report on gender vulnerability index, conducted for the first time by Plan India seems to explain as to why India may have slipped 21 places on the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap index

Limited access to capital, gender bias biggest challenges for Indian women entrepreneurs
Business

Limited access to capital, gender bias biggest challenges for Indian women entrepreneurs

A lot of women either do not have access or are not aware of the opportunities.

Fired Google employee defends his anti-diversity memo; YouTube CEO responds with her experiences
News & Analysis

Fired Google employee defends his anti-diversity memo; YouTube CEO responds with her experiences

Damore tried to defend his position in an interview with Bloomberg, stating that he was hurt at Google's decision to fire him and felt betrayed

Google firing the anti-diversity memo author has sparked debates in the Silicon Valley
News & Analysis

Google firing the anti-diversity memo author has sparked debates in the Silicon Valley

Memo author James Damore, 28, received jeers, cheers and a couple of job offers, while the debate raged on social media and some tech firms took steps to prevent similar episodes from embroiling their companies.

Google’s Sundar Pichai supports staff's right to dissent: What would happen to you in an Indian company?
Business

Google’s Sundar Pichai supports staff's right to dissent: What would happen to you in an Indian company?

Clearly, Sundar Pichai has imbibed the culture as leader of a top notch innovative and disruptive organisation like Google

Google fires employee who penned 10-page anti-diversity manifesto, Pichai to address staff
News & Analysis

Google fires employee who penned 10-page anti-diversity manifesto, Pichai to address staff

Google has fired one of its employees, who penned the 10-page document titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber"

Google employee anti-diversity manifesto is a classic example of unconscious bias
News & Analysis

Google employee anti-diversity manifesto is a classic example of unconscious bias

The Google employee who sent the 10-page mail on diversity, has once again raised the issue that is endemic to the tech industry in general

Rio Olympics 2016: From Sakshi Malik to Simone Biles, the Games were groundbreaking for women
Sports

Rio Olympics 2016: From Sakshi Malik to Simone Biles, the Games were groundbreaking for women

From gymnast Simone Biles to Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik, to silver-medal winning shuttler PV Sindhu – Rio Olympics proved a groundbreaking Games for women.

Accenture report: Digital skills help close gender gap in workplace, but wage parity still remains
Business

Accenture report: Digital skills help close gender gap in workplace, but wage parity still remains

India had the second lowest score for its ability to close the gender gap through digital skills, according to the research model.

Women account for only 10% of cyber security workforce
Business

Women account for only 10% of cyber security workforce

That is down from 11 percent two years ago, said ISC2 official Elise Yacobellis.

More women entrepreneurs winning venture capital, but gender gap persists
Biztech

More women entrepreneurs winning venture capital, but gender gap persists

A report paints a picture of a start-up environment that is making strides in some areas, such as backing female entrepreneurs, even as the percentage of female venture capitalists slips.